Saqib has over 17 years of global leadership experience in Cyber Security, Enterprise Risk Management, IT Governance, Business Resilience, Data Privacy, IT Internal Audit and Compliance. In his current role as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), Saqib is responsible for the implementation and management of the overall Information Security program including; Strategy, Policy Development, Cyber Defence, Threat/Risk Management, Resilience, Regulatory Compliance and Operational Maturity. In additional to Information Security, Saqib is also tasked with managing Network Infrastructure, Unified Communications, and Infrastructure Planning & Development areas at CCAD.Prior to joining CCAD, Saqib has worked with Deloitte & Touche Middle East as the MENA regional leader for Business Resilience and for Deloitte & Touche US as a Security & Privacy Practitioner.Throughout his career, Saqib has led the design and implementation of numerous Information Security, Data Privacy, Business Continuity, and IT Infrastructure projects for a client base spanning across North America, Europe, Middle East, and South Asia. Saqib has a breadth of experience in designing innovative strategic solutions for organizations across various industries including Healthcare, Telecom, Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Law Enforcement, Financial, and Public. Saqib has working experience with key global and regional regulatory requirements including North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), GAPP Data Privacy Requirements, Sarbanes Oxley (IT SOX), OECD Data Privacy standards, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), and National Electronic Security Authority (NESA).Saqib is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Information Management Systems (Cyber Security) from Harvard University, Boston, USA. Saqib holds the following professional certifications: Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) – ISC2 Cyber Security Threat Management and Incident Response – Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – CISO Academy, Quantico, USA Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology – Harvard University Executive Education Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) – ISACA Microsoft Certified Professional Business Continuity Management System (BS25999) Lead Auditor – SGS   IT Service Management (ISO20000) Lead Implementer